This the second week of the getting to know you blog hop on Our Worldwide Classroom. All about my family. I am sure you feel like you already know us a bit, but I will try to come up with some new stuff.
I met my hubby in the fall of 1997 when I went off to college. I had intended to get my degree in Elementary Education, but ended up getting my MRS degree. We started dating in 1998 and married the fall of 2000.
Since he graduated in 1999, my husband had been employed as an accountant. But, this fall he changed paths. His father was diagnosed with Parkinson's about 2 years ago. He is doing pretty well with the medications that have been prescribed for him, but that could change at anytime. This opened the door for my husband to return to his childhood town and begin farming his father's land.
My husband is the most amazing man in the world. Of course I am partial, but he has such a strong, steady spirit. He loves the Lord and is a great Godly example for our family. He often takes time to play with and cuddle the kids, making sure they know he cares about them. He is also a big help to me. He changes diapers, lets me sleep in on Saturdays, and can make a mean batch of muffins (often on Saturdays while I am sleeping). He is most certainly the love of my life.
Mustang was born in September of 2005. She is the typical first born of a first born lol! She is stubborn, opinionated, and very strong willed. She is also extremely helpful and great at taking charge to get something done. She is not a good listener but catches on very fast, even when I dont realize it. She has 6 babies all named Mustang, after herself. Mustang 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6. She has a Build A Bear named Mary, because she wears a flower girl outfit. Mary is always marrying other animals in the house. Mustang has informed me that someday she is going to be the mommy of 3 kids and they will all live in her room. Hmm.
Charger was born in November of 2007. He got his nickname from my dad, and it is very accurate. He is FAST. He loves to climb. He loves to explore, discover, and is very creative about where he explores and discovers. Last month, he covered an entire outlet with soap. Last week he sprayed Frebreeze on the floor until it was so wet I fell flat on my tush when I went to take the Frebreeze from him. Charger has a contagious smile and hugs everyone. He loves to cuddle and is often found in our bed in the middle of the night. He loves to go up to his little sister and say 'Cute Cute.' I have heard it said that there is a special bond between a mommy and her son, and I now know what they are talking about. He was my miracle baby. He was the baby following Noah True, my angel. Charger tried to arrive over 2 months early, but only succeeded in coming 5 weeks early. He was born completely healthy, just little. The Lord restored my joy when He sent Charger.
Mini Cooper is my little sweetie. She was born in August of 2009. Just like Charger, she came a little early. With my other two children, I had to go back to work in the office shortly after their births. This is my first baby I have had the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. I am still breastfeeding, which is amazing to me since I had to supplement with Mustang. We co-sleep and I use cloth diapers for her. She is very aware of her surroundings and extremely verbal. I love to cuddle with her. All she has to do is smile and she brightens my whole day.
I hope you enjoyed my little glimpse into the greatest gifts the Lord has given to me. They are the reason that I get up everyday, and my daily prayer is that I can be a Godly, loving, wife and mommy to them.